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Ballet Features Airplane Propellers And Amplified Puddles

Avant-garde ballet shocked the world in the early 20th century with crazy costumes, music and movement. This weekend, Dallas Neo- “Futurisme a Pied” is Sunday night at Dallas City Performance Hall.

Classical Ballet and musicians from SMU come together to re-stage some of these works.   I spoke with Emilie Skinner, co-founder of the ballet, who says to expect air raid sirens... | Read More

Artist Declines To Rehang Work In West Dallas

Last week, we reported a story about artwork in West Dallas that had stirred up some controversy. The focus of the story was a piece of art that reflected upon the neighborhood’s controversial housing and development issues. The work was commissioned by the city, hung in a city community center and then removed by city officials. After an opinion piece was written by artists Carol Zou and... | Read More

Houston Opera Wraps Up Its Ring Cycle, Steampunk Style

Guest blogger Olin Chism is a classical music critic whose work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

HOUSTON — The Houston Grand Opera’s wildly adventurous “Ring” cycle is drawing to a close with a production that, once again, threatens to bury the music beneath a mountain of scenic detail.

“Die Götterdämmerung”  repeats at Houston... | Read More

Here’s A Guide To Saturday’s Double Dose Of Dallas Festivals — Of Books And Ideas

Two annual festivals in Dallas are joining forces for the first time this Saturday, providing a wealth of diverse programming focused on literacy, creativity and community across the city. The partnership between The Dallas Festival of Ideas and The Dallas Book Festival means the two fests will come together for morning and closing keynote sessions. Throughout the day, speakers and... | Read More

The Big Screen: Nancy Cartwright Talks Writing – And, Of Course, Bart

For 30 years, Nancy Cartwright has voiced Bart Simpsons on “The Simpsons.” For her latest project, though, she puts down the mic and pics up the pen. This week, we talk with Cartwright about “In Search of Fellini” – a film she wrote that shows Friday at 7 p.m. during this week’s USA Film Festival. And she lets us listen in on a conversation between Bart, Nelson and... | Read More

A Look Ahead At The Week’s Art&Seek Picks

Ah, spring is in the air. Make the most of our lovely temperate weather and get out this week. Lots o’ festivals going on this time of year. And if the weather just happens to turn bad there are even more indoor events to turn to. You can check them all out here on the Art&Seek calendar.  Here are just a few ideas on how you can spend your time this beautiful spring... | Read More

KXT Announces Lineup For Summer Concert Series

Art&Seek’s sister station, KXT 91.7 FM, has announced the lineup for their annual concert series KXT Sun Sets.

The series will feature Matisyahu, Alejandro Escovedo, Nikki Lane and many more locally and nationally acclaimed artists. KXT Sun Sets begins May 16 at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and continues on select evenings through July with eight intimate... | Read More

Art&Seek Jr: Say Adios To April With These Kid-Friendly Events

Don’t you just love April? The weather is perfect–not too hot, not too cold, the bluebonnets are blooming, and baskets full of chocolate left by unsuspecting toddlers are just lying about for the taking. Except for tax season and an occasion tornado siren going off in the middle of the night, the month of April is pretty darn perfect in my opinion. I, for one, am going to miss... | Read More

Flickr Photo Of The Week

Congratulations to, Sam Wilson of Richardson, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest. Sam is a three-time winner of our little contest. His last win came in November of 2016. He follows last week’s winner, Samarpita Sengupta of Dallas.

If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, all you need to do is upload your photo to our... | Read More

Eight Insights On ‘México: 1900 to 1950’ From Agustín Arteaga

At this point, there’s no way you haven’t heard about the Dallas Museum of Art’s new exhibition “México: 1900 to 1950.” Perhaps you’ve heard about the exhibit’s historic attendance, reaching 11,000 in its first week, the iconic headliners such as Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and José Clement Orozco or the buzz around the DMA’s new director Agustín... | Read More

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